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1976 Philadelphia Flyers–Red Army game

The Flyers–Red Army game was a famous international ice hockey soviet propaganda game played on January 11, 1976, between the Philadelphia Flyers of the North America-based National Hockey League, and HC CSKA Moscow of the Soviet Union. The game was notable for an incident where, after a body check delivered by the Flyers Ed Van Impe, CSKAs top player, Valeri Kharlamov, was prone on the ice for a minute. When officials did not call a penalty, the Red Army coach, Konstantin Loktev, pulled his team off the ice in protest. Flyers Chairman Ed Snider told CSKA to return to the ice and finish th ...

1999 Baltimore Orioles–Cuba national baseball team exhibition series

The 1999 Baltimore Orioles – Cuban national baseball team exhibition series consisted of two exhibition games played between the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball and the Cuban national baseball team on March 28 and May 3, 1999. The first game took place in Havana, while the second was held in Baltimore. This series marked the first time that the Cuban national team had faced a squad composed solely of major league players and the first time an MLB team played in Cuba since 1959. In the 1990s, Orioles owner Peter Angelos lobbied the United States Government to gain permission to h ...

Against Chess Olympiad

The Against Chess Olympiad was arranged as an alternative to the official 22nd Chess Olympiad, held in Haifa, Israel, almost simultaneously. This unofficial Olympiad took place in Tripoli, Libyan Arab Republic from October 24 to November 15, 1976.

Argentina v England (1986 FIFA World Cup)

Argentina v England, played on 22 June 1986, was a football match between Argentina and England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. The game was held four years after the Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom, and was a key part in the already intense Argentina–England football rivalry. It was also a match which included two of the most famous goals in football history, both scored by Diego Maradona. The first goal, after 51 minutes, was to become known as the "Hand of God goal", which Maradona scored by using his hand. Hi ...

Arirang Mass Games

The Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance Arirang, also known as the Arirang Mass Games, or the Arirang Festival is a mass gymnastics and artistic festival held in the Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. The games usually take place in August or September. The games were held annually between 2002 and 2013, with the exception of 2006. After a five-year hiatus, the Arirang Mass Games returned for a performance entitled The Glorious Country in 2018. According to the Russian News Agency "TASS", "Arirang is a gymnastics and artistic festival, known as mass games. The e ...

Athletic Bilbao signing policy

Since 1912, Spain-based association football club Athletic Bilbao have had an unwritten rule whereby the club will only sign players who were born in the Basque Country, or who learned their football skills at a Basque club. The policy is related to Basque nationalism and has been praised as a way to promote local talent, although it has been criticised as being discriminatory.

Athletic–Barcelona clasico

The Athletic–Barcelona clasico refers to football matches between Athletic Bilbao and FC Barcelona, two clubs competing in Spanish football competitions. The two clubs are among the oldest in the country, and have participated in every season of the national championship, La Liga. Owing to this, as well as contesting eight finals of the Copa del Rey in which they are the two most successful clubs, it is the third most-played football fixture in Spain, after the meetings of each with the third constant member of the league, Real Madrid. Due to this, it has been referred to as a Clasico, the ...

Båstad riots

The Båstad riots is the name given to the riots that took place during a Davis Cup tennis match between Sweden and Rhodesia on May 3, 1968 in Båstad, Sweden. Demonstrators were protesting the participation of the two apartheid countries, Rhodesia and South Africa, in the international tennis competition. The countries were barred from other international sporting events. It became the most violent confrontation between the Swedish police and demonstrators during the 1960s. It was followed by a dialogue between the Swedish government and the demonstrators to curb the escalation of violence. ...

Beirut derby

The Beirut derby is the name given in football to any match between cross-city rivals Ansar and Nejmeh. It is considered the biggest club football game in Lebanon. The derby has historically been the most anticipated game in Lebanon: both located in Beirut, Nejmeh and Ansar have shared the majority of domestic titles. Indeed Ansar holds 13 league titles, the most in the country, and Nejmeh have won eight, the second most. Ansar leads the head-to-head results in competitive matches with 34 wins to Nejmehs 31; while the two teams are tied in league wins, Ansar leads in cup and Super Cup wins ...

Black armband protest

The black armband protest was made by Zimbabwean cricketers Andy Flower and Henry Olonga during the 2003 Cricket World Cup. The pair decided to wear black armbands to "mourn the death of democracy in Zimbabwe". The protest received condemnation from senior Zimbabwean political figures, and also some senior Zimbabwean cricket figures, but was praised by the international media. The International Cricket Council deemed that Flower and Olonga had taken a political action, but refused to charge the pair with an offence. Their initial protest was during Zimbabwes first match of the tournament i ...